BELLEVUE POLICE DEPARTMENT, City of
450 110TH AVE. NE
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 98009
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Updated: September 13, 2021
Classification: Entry Level Police Officer
The City of Bellevue Police Department is accepting test results for Entry Level Police Officer until the deadline of December 31st and hires approximately 10-12 officers each year. All candidates must have a valid passing PAT (Physical Abilities Test).
Salary Range: Starting Monthly: $6,521 - Starting Yearly: $78,263Top Step Monthly: $8,352 - Top Step Yearly: $100,231$1000.00 bonus pay at successful completion of Field Training.$1000.00 bonus pay at the completion of your third year of employment.Benefit Information:
*The City of Bellevue does not participate in Social Security, which means employees do not contribute to or earn Social Security credit while employed with the City.
Applicant Contact Person:If you have questions about the department please call the Recruiting Officer at 425 452 4317. If you have NTN specific questions, please call 1 855 821 3761.
Job Description:This position performs investigative and general police work involving the protection of life and property, apprehension of criminals, enforcement of laws and ordinances, and the preservation of the peace. Work normally involves patrol, investigation, and traffic enforcement duties, which may be performed in police vehicles, on motorcycles, on bicycles, on foot, or on electric vehicle. Bellevue Police Officers are strongly oriented toward community services and support law enforcement policies, which are community based. Initial assignment will be to the Patrol Section for a minimum of two years. The Entry Level Officer application process is initiated through www.NationalTestingNetwork.com. Candidates are encouraged to visit the Bellevue Police Department website for further information http://www.protectbellevue.com/.
Department Information:The Bellevue Police Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education and support services possible. Our residents enjoy a low crime rate and an outstanding quality of life. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of over 139,000 and a daytime population of over 200,000. We are budgeted for approximately 186 police officers and 41 civilian staff. To maintain this quality of life, the Bellevue Police Department’s highly trained officers and professional staff use a combination of reactive and proactive response methods to effectively and quickly respond to calls for service. To help reach our goal of a safe community, we partner with our caring community to identify problems early on and look for the best solution. We offer the community a full range of police services that include state of the art proactive patrol; specialized traffic enforcement and collision investigations; crime scene investigations; violent crime, special assault, property crime and white collar investigations, SWAT, Bomb Squad, Hostage Negotiation Team, Narcotics, Computer Forensics, K-9, Crowd Control, Citizen’s Academy, Bicycle Patrol, Neighborhood Liaison Officers, School Resource Officers and many other specialized law enforcement services. The Bellevue Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.
City Information:Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 124,600. It is the high-tech and retail center of East King County, with more than 134,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. Rated as one of the best places to live in the United States, Bellevue is also rated as one of the best places for business and the city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country. While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods situated within a vast network of green spaces complemented by an award winning park systems that keep people calling Bellevue "a city in a park." The city spans more than 33 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from either salt water in Puget Sound or snow and glaciers in the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak in a 320-acre wetland preserve within sight of downtown. The population is absolutely vibrant in terms of growth and ethnic and cultural diversity. The 2010 census shows that minorities constituted over 40% of Bellevue's population. More than 50 different languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue Public Schools.
Age: Be at least 21 years of age.
US Citizen: Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident with the ability to read and write the English language.
High School Grad/GED:
Valid WASHINGTON State Driver's License: Obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to being hired.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must have ability to read and write the English language.
Applicant must have normal color vision. Applicant must have vision correctable to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye. Applicants wearing eyeglasses or hard contacts must have uncorrected vision no worse than 20/200 in each eye. Applicants wearing soft contacts must be able to:
Honesty / Integrity:
Honesty and Integrity are essential traits for a successful career in Law Enforcement. Any false statements, lack of candor, cheating, or failure to fully divulge requested information will result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process.
Background Investigation: Successfully pass a background investigation that includes an employment and reference
check, complete criminal and driving history records check, a polygraph examination,
and a psychological examination.
Medical Examination: Satisfactorily complete a medical examination per the Public Safety Civil Service Commission
Visible body decorations such as: tattoos, brands, body art, or intentional
mutilation shall be covered while on duty. Wedding band tattoos on the left ring finger are permitted. The following body decorations are prohibited: Split or forked tongues; foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern; enlarged or stretched out holes in the ears; dental ornamentation; and visible piercings other than those in the ear(s) that present a professional image.
The use of illegal drugs referred to in this acknowledgement means the use of drugs which are unlawful under the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in this state or its equivalent in any other jurisdiction. (Misuse of Prescription drugs will be reviewed on a case by case basis.) Simple possession of most of the following substances will be considered on a case by case basis and may be grounds for disqualification. Note that any use or abuse of drugs may be grounds for disqualification or contribute to rejection during the background investigation; these are merely the automatic disqualifiers. Please call the Personnel Services Unit before applying if you are unsure if the standard applies to you.
The City of Bellevue is a Drug Free Workplace.
The following drug involvement will be disqualifying:
Applicant maintains an on-going relationship with individuals who have been convicted of felony crimes and/or who are reputed to be involved in recent or current felonious activity.
An applicant's criminal record, including all arrests, prosecutions, deferred prosecutions, "Alford" pleas, and non-conviction information will be thoroughly assessed and may be grounds for disqualification.
Potential Disqualifiers include: